Benefits Plan

Aside from the benefit of enjoying what we do, we also have full medical and dental coverage, paid leave and other great benefits.

Health/Dental Plan

Allows employees to make contributions with pre-tax earnings, rather than after-tax, to the following health benefits:

Cigna Health Care – This dual plan allows new hires to enroll in the HMO and PPO plans on their date of hire, without a waiting period.  The plans include dental, hospitalization, and as a premier plan, also inlcudes domestic partner coverage.

Flexible Spending Account – Allows staff to put aside pre-tax dollars to pay for medical costs not covered under the above plan and also child care payments.



  • 0 – 2 years of employment = 15 days per year
  • 2 – 10 years of employment = 20 days per year
  • 5 +   years of employment = 25 days per year

Sick: 10 sick days per year during entire employment


  • New Year’s Day and the day after
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving and the day after
  • Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve

Personal Days: 2 personal days per year counted against annual sick leave

Sabbatical: After 5 years of service, staff are entitled to 12 weeks sabbatical for career advancement

Paid Parental Leave: 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth/adoption of a child (eligible after 1 year of employment)

Other Benefits

Public Transportation Allowance: To encourage the use of public transportation, Greenpeace provides up to $40/month in public transportation passes. Alternatively, Greenpeace has a bike benefit program to support the purchase, use, and storage of bikes and bike accessories for employees who commute via bicycle.

401(K) Retirement Savings Plan (with employer match): All full-time staff who have completed 180 days of service are eligible to invest, through pre-tax payroll deductions, in a variety a variety of funds, including socially responsible options. Newly hired staff with existing 401(k) funds may immediately “roll” them into the Greenpeace Retirement Savings Plan.

U.S. Premiere Credit Union: Greenpeace employees that open and maintain a minimum balance of $5.00 in a savings account can enjoy all credit union services.

Long- and Short-term Disability: After 90 days of employment, all full-time staff is eligible for both long- and short-term disability insurances.  Greenpeace also offers a life insurance policy  for all full-time employees.

Other contacts:
Human Resources Department
Greenpeace USA
702 H Street, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001

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